German-Thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes
|Group 3, Newmarket 15:45
7f, Class 1
|Saturday 11th August 2018|
1 Main Edition 7/4F
2 La Pelosa 7/2
3 Model Guest 33/1
7 ran Distances: 1¼l, 2½l, 1l
Time: 1m 27.31s (slow by 4.31s)
Main Edition runs away with the Group 3 for Mark Johnston
Having looked beaten when suffering interference in her bid to follow up her Albany Stakes victory at Royal Ascot in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at the Suffolk track last time out, the Mark Johnston-trained Main Edition left that effort behind on her first start over seven furlongs.
Sent straight into the lead by PJ McDonald, the daughter of Zoffany battled it out gamely from the front to defeat La Pelosa by a length and a quarter.
Johnston said of the 7-4 winner: “The step up to seven was no problem. We needed a bit of a confidence booster after the last run, as she was clearly badly hampered.
“I don’t know if it knocked her mentally, but we needed to get a confidence booster and a race going smoothly.
“I think she was beaten at the time when she was hampered and she got very upset at the start. She got edgy at the start again, as there was a delay opening the stalls, but it was nice to have a nice straightforward race to get her back on track.
“She has more than confirmed the form of Ascot. I’ve not got any immediate plans. That’s the thing now, where do we go at seven? We will just go home and think about it.”
Sweet Solera Stakes
£40,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(3)||Main Edition (IRE) 7/4f||P J McDonald
|2nd||(2)||1¼||La Pelosa (IRE) 7/2||B Doyle
|3rd||(1)||2½||Model Guest 33/1||S W Kelly
|G G Margarson||2|
|4th||(7)||1||Impulsion (IRE) 8/1||Andrea Atzeni
|5th||(4)||1½||Ajrar 9/2||Tom Marquand
|6th||(5)||7||Pennywhistle (IRE) 6/1||L Dettori
|J H M Gosden||2|
|7th||(6)||14||California Love 11/1||T P Queally